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It's really too bad that supermarkets have several vegan products that I can't get anywhere else, because I hate supporting these places.<br><br><br><br>
I've seen footage before, and I saw more tonight, of supermarket employees going around small fruit and vegetable shops and noting down the prices, then changing the supermarket prices to either equal or be lower than the f&v shop prices. The camera crew approached some employees who ran off (just doing their "job").<br><br><br><br>
And when one supermarket next to a f&v shop has something priced the same as that f&v shop (say $2) while a shop of the same chain of supermarket a mile away has the same item at $4.... what can one think?
 

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Oh, big deal. What did you expect? This helps lower prices for the consumer, anyway. It's old fashioned "friendly" competition.
 

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Lower prices for the consumer ?<br><br><br><br>
Maybe on a short term, but in the long run, I think it's worse.<br><br><br><br>
I don't see it as "friendly"competition.
 

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"I don't see it as "friendly"competition."<br><br><br><br>
That's why I put <i>friendly</i> in quotes. Friendly-istic.
 

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What? You mean some stores have the audacity to actually try and keep their prices the lowest? Those bastards.<br><br><br><br>
<Insert whine that supermarkets will raise prices when/if other retailers go out of business.> That would be a point, except the retail grocery market is one of the most competitive, has a relatively cheap entry cost, and is fairly immune to monopolistic behavior.
 

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Its always important to realize by choosing vegan stuff you are sending a vote. Its is actually a very good thing, in my opinion, to buy vegan at a regular store. It tells the store, wow! this is a great market we should expand in that area and buy less meat/eggs/milk, at least thats the hope.
 

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I'm kinda the opposite. I shop at Wal-Mart, except for the few items they don't carry that I have to get from a health food store. But usually I can do without those items (or, I should say I choose to do without those items since health food stores charge unreasonably high prices). Frankly I'm surprised that they stay in business as expensive as they are around here. A pack of veggie burgers at wal-mart is $1.99. The same brand at our health food store is $3.49. Take the $1.50 you saved by shopping at a supermarket and donate it to Farm Sanctuary.
 

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I want to see some receipts from all that donating you've been doing to farm sanctuary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I work at Whole Foods and get a 20% discount... naturally, that's where I do all of my shopping.
 

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let's hear it for the 20% employee discount!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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/ shows mikie the receipt.<br><br><br><br>
I kinda wish we a Whole Foods around here. Never been to one, but heard nice things.
 
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